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ammiano that essentially would make it the law in california that law enforcement could not use condoms as evidence for prostitution. the core of hiv prevention throughout this country has been the fact that condoms are very he critical to preventing hiv and other diseases. it is truly the most effective means by which to prevent transmission of this virus. unfortunately, in direct contradiction to that urgent public health message, we have in some parts of this country and some parts of this state law enforcement that actually use the possession of condoms by a person who is expected or expected of prostitution as evidence that that person indeed engaged in prostitution. and as a result of that, as a result, that law enforcement points to the existence or the use of a condom as evidence for prostitution, many individuals, many sex workers and those who fear being profiled as second workers no longer carry condoms with them, which is something that actually not only creates a public health hazard in terms of their health, but the health of the public as a whole. that really creates mult
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and preschools and play grounds are fine but where are these families going to live. here is my daughter and son-in-law as examples. their friends and co-workers have faced the same. he is a teacher and she (inaudible) bought a little one bedroom condo south of market, now three years later, with a toddler and an infant, they have to move but where, they are lucky p our flat is empty and they can live there until they save enough to buy a place, but so many of their friends and others have moved into east bay. and gathering today, we are about to vote on rules that will make condo conversion tic to condo practically impossible ex-saser baits a situation. this situation, this city was created in i situation with all of the eviction controls where the land lords of yesteryear have become it of today. please hold up the legislation and open your minds to what you are doing to young families who want to become home owners. it is one of the foundations of our society. home owners make it livable and on improvement communities and have a stake in the neighborhood. i have been to dozens of park and clean up a
as there is still a discretionary approval action. so it would be the final discretionary principle of law >> so if you have a park renovation so the two categorical exemption the deadline to appeal would be the final discretionary act? >> so long as it's thirty days. >> that could be within the thirty days? >> it still has to be a discretionary. >> so in san francisco it's still thirty days. >> generally they would still be discretion for the city to act on with sequa. whether you could still implement changes to the project >> so what if another building permit is pulled could that trigger a sequa appeal? >> yes, but if it was a negative declaration the two ordinances your ordinance and supervisor kim's ordinance i think have pretty sure the same wondering and i want to say there's a couple of things in the planning commissions decision that were i thought inaccurate. i'm not sure how that happens but the community was very clear because negative declarations get much more in the public eye there's a process through the planning commission there wasn't a need to go through the process.
. there are more robust ethics laws in los angeles that we have not yet implemented. san diego has a clear rule about when certain individuals need to disclose lobbying activities. thirdly we know that proactive enforcement is key to making reform successful and i'm committed to advocating for resources in this years budget process. i want to thank the city attorney and the staff and advocates for better ethics in good government . as well as for lobbyists and organizations playing by the rules and who believe others should play by the rules as well to quickly summarize the reforms , .that we are introducing their cover various areas first of all in the area of lobbying ,these amendments would expanded definition; it also would tighten broad exceptions that currently allow for most lobbying activities by attorneys and lobbing about city contracts to go unreported. we also have provisions to address reporting requirements for permit expediters and certain developers of significant projects in san francisco. we already currently have laws in the books for permit expediters, but those are narrowl
as required by law to any city agency. he has for years presented deceptive information to the public regarding tens of millions of dollars. the best i can figure right now it's somewhere between 50 and 60 million since 2000. and those funds were raised in the name of the citizens of san francisco. i have been dealing with mr. herrera and his constant effort to abrogate and censor public comment. he has been found on four occasion to have done so by the sunshine ordinance task force, both the prior task force and your replace task force. and i have no problem at all calling luis herrera city librarian a con artist. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >>> [speaker not understood] executive director of library users association. the library is planning a reduction in fines for so-called media, that is, cds and dvds, from $1 a day to 10 cents a day. and while that particular step is a step in the direction that we have advocated for a long time, the library overall has policies that are all over the map and in many cases are contrary to patron -- good patron service and patron interest
as a direct result in the defects in that law which allow to the creation of the tics without respect to the number of condo lottery slots that are created it is an unsustainable path of growth that tic speculators have created. that is why we have more than 2500, a backlog of more than 2500 units in the current lottery. and so, we have a speculative investment real estate market which is generating more and more tic sales and based upon the evictions of the tenants that we need a ten year suspension is to clear that market out and send a message that they will need to wait a while before they are going to be able to convert. secondly with respect to the increased ownership requirements. we need this, we need to, it is very clear and also because of this current buffer, that we cannot allow the number of tic, and continuing on the creation with the existing cap on lottery, we need to target the group, and the purpose of increasing the ownership requirement is to direct, future condo conversions to ownership units that is the very type of ownership that mr. ferrill promotes. that is wh
and testing weighing and measuring devices provided by state law in making environmental findings. >> same house same call. this is passed on the first read. >> -- establishing the funds for the department of public health, for violation of solid waste laws. >> president chiu: same house and call. >> item 14 is a resolution designating those agencies qualify to be dissipated and those agencies anticipating in the funding drive for officers and employees in the county of san francisco. >> president chiu: same house and call. >> item 15, guidelines for the establishment and use of the finance industry for project area and lands. >> president chiu: same house and call. >> item 16 is a resolution approving a contract amendment for a transit center road and services to increase and not exceed an amount of approximately 3.3 million to 5.4 million. >> president chiu: supervisor kim, that you want to speak to this item? no. same house and call this resolution is adopted. >> item 17 is a resolution urging city colleges -- >> president chiu: supervisor mar. >> supervisor mar: my staff are currently
sequa is a state law. and sometimes as much as san francisco wishes we could change sequa we couldn't nor is anyone advocating we were trying to change sequa. this is putting in place rules for the first time on those appeals. roadway we're operating from a 16 page memo from the county clerk's office. that is what we're doing here today. so c pmc would have gotten to this (writing on board.) or with supervisor kim's process it would have been the same process. it's important not to bring in items that are not impacted by this legislation like sequa itself or c pmc. the main goal of my legislation is to my the process more clear and more transparent. i think the more cooks in the kitchen the better and i always welcome feedback and alternatives whether i agree or disagree. i think supervisor kim's process and my process makes it less clear and i won't repeat what the planning staff report outlines a
challenges based on state law. i believe there are some concerns about enforcing those lifetime leases. so, since costa hawkins prevents restriction on property after sale. i wanted to make sure that the lifetime leases are signed and recorded prior to close of escrow. so, the following amendment would, one, prevent any contracted seller transfer converizonthed properties. 2, prevent sell until after the mapping process is complete and the lifetime leases have been recorded. the amendments will require the applicants to complete a form certifying no contract to transfer/sell until after mapping and will make the mapping contingent upon the completion of this form. >> okay, thank you, supervisor kim. colleagues, are there any additional comments? if not, then why don't we open it up to public comment. public comment will be two minutes. when you have 30 seconds left, you will hear a soft bell. when your time is up, you'll hear a louder bell. and if you would like to speak and if not filled out a blue card, please do so and hand it to the clerk. so, i will call the first batch of public spea
task force with the force of law to make this happen. san jose is doing it. london, berlin, pares, all the major cities have done this. so, i'd like to urge the board of supervisors to have a plan to make this happen and happen quickly. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >>> my name is eugene gordon, jr. redress conditions reflect environment review. dictionary tends to provide dictionary -- dictatorial [speaker not understood]. we the people have addressed so many times. [speaker not understood] education, schooling, work is based upon capital currency [speaker not understood]. monopoly capitalist, imperialist, racialist, [speaker not understood], surrounding planet earth sovereign nations with military basins defending its interests. witness 77 6 victory of african-american negro slave owners, declaration of independence, [speaker not understood] amendment of the constitution, fortification of the nation. this is such a timing for heart beat cloaked, environment review with this media entertainment, advertising industry, supernatural in party, opposition, an aura of fascist
in the ordinance that would change the ordinances of sequa law or otherwise limit the authority to decide sequa appeals. >> and i have some extra copies out front if anyone wants them. so we have that motion on the table and supervise kim >> the - so. >> so we have the motion to adopt the amendments and also the finding that i had adopted previously colleagues can we take them out objection? >> i want to appreciate all the members of the public that are here. it's really great to see how our community can be engaged in. but i talked in the beginning today about how there are two prospective's how did sequa can be presented to the council. the legislation that we have proposed intends to put into place a process of - that makes it easier for our public to be engaged in. admittedly this legislation is not about making the jobs of our planning staff earrings but i acknowledge this legislation does add work to the planning department. you'll see some of their concerns in our policy. however, we inside to have a process that is clearer and more transparent for the public then we should. real peo
in politics, medicine, the law, the arts and many other endeavors. thank you again for honoring laura li today. apl (applause)>> president chiu: thank you stephen. anything you want to say? >> honorable president david chiu, distinguished members of the board of supervisors. good to see so many familiar faces here; it's been decades since i appeared before a public body such as this i am a little rusty. i just came back from china a few days ago; while i was there i found out our mayor was there actually. he was just visiting his father's ancestral village. we believe, when you know yourself, we know your roots you build your character. and building character is the foundation of creating strong communities; and strong communities is what gives us a strong country. the greatest gift that we give to our children are wings and roots; wings to soar to the skies and roots to return to. we do this work not just for chinese americans but if americans of all races. we are so blessed that laura is in our lives, sharing her husband the late historian mark li, we are also guided by the chinese principle
tenants taken out of risk of being evicted. that is very significant going to the condo conversion law. and by not having a lottery for at least the next ten years we will have a chance to reassess this whole tic business which has resulted in out of control condos and irresponsible sales to these tic owners by real estate speculators and take more advances in rent control housing stock. and i, too, want to reiterate that we have heard today from supervisor farrell that he would like to support these amendments, perhaps with some tweaks, that these are as far as tenants can give and we need to see these amendments adopted as is right now. and again, thanks for all your work, supervisors chiu, kim and yee who is no longer here. thanks. >> thank you. next speaker. >>> hi. i'd like to first of all just say that tenants are in need at this time. and i just really feel like tic owners knew what they were getting into when they purchased properties. and if they felt like they needed to have real estate financing down the line, that maybe they should have bought more modest investments. and t
about this proposal. presently, there is not adequate enforcement of vehicular laws on bike lanes. i give you valencia street as the most prominent example. it usually has double-parked vehicles on it, interfering with the safe bicycle use of the bike lane. i have concerns -- i've been a private bike user for 20 years and i am concerned that one of the effects of this program might be to discourage private bike use. i don't want to feel any pressure that i can't use my personal bike whenever i so fit. i have some privacy concerns. i believe that you will be monitoring the location of all of these bicycles. i believe the database so created will be out of the control of the users. this is very disturbing and is not consistent with our state constitution for one thing. so, also, we have problems with parking as it is with bikes in san francisco. i can't but help believe that when you implement, if you implement this program, it would make it more difficult for private bike users to safely and legally park their bicycles. thank you. >> thank you very much. is there any additional public
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